Dec 18, 2012 6:00am EST
morning, everyone. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. our guest host this hour is julia sed. fiscal cliff negotiations, our top story. now president obama is proposing leaving lower tax rates in place for everyone except those earning $400,000 and above. that's above the $250,000 threshold that the president has been demanding for months, but it is still far from speaker john boehner's request of $1 million. a source familiar with the talk says this is by no means the final offer for the white house. the move by the president was welcomed, albeit with some reservations. we will talk about the latest developments in just a few minutes. in the meantime, the global markets seem to be taking note of the optimism. you can see right now that those dow futures are up by 54 points. this comes after a decent rally for the markets yesterday. s&p futures at this point are up by better than seven points and the nasdaq futures up, as well, by about 17. european shares rising. germany is up, the ftse is up, the france, the cac in france h
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
, bridget lancaster, becky hays, with adam ried in the equipment corner and jack bishop in the tasting lab. discover the secrets of america's foremost food testers and tasters, today on america's test kitchen. today on america's test kitchen, bridget reveals the secrets to making the ultimate beef kebabs. next, jack challenges chris to a tasting of greek yogurt. finally brian uncovers the test kitchen secrets for perfect spanakopita.
Dec 18, 2012 3:05am EST
to the "voices of meningitis." it was a tuesday. becky said she didn't feel well. on wednesday, we said our final good-byes. i was there when my son took his first breath. and i was there when he took his last. not everyone who gets meningitis...dies. i wasn't sure she'd make it. the infection spread so fast. we learned about the vaccine after he got sick. we are the "voices of meningitis." (overlapping voices) join school nurses and families nationwide by adding your voice. meningococcal meningitis may be rare, but it's often devastating... ...you can help prevent it. get vaccinated. health officials recommend vaccination for preteens and teens. talk to your child's school nurse or health-care provider, and visit voicesofmeningitis.org to learn more.